Wednesday is the Tech day. A day filled with content, networking and practical advise for anyone launching a career in tech or founders building their own tech platform.

Stream Sponsor:

Black Tech Careers Fair


Arrival and Registration

10:15 – 10:25

Company Spotlight - Tesco


Tayo Oseni Alexis
Lead Technical Programme Manager, Tesco

10:30 – 10:40

Why There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question

At Mastercard many people, at all levels, sometimes do not ask questions which are obvious. Why? Because they feel that it’s a stupid question that either they should know or that someone has already thought of.  Sometimes it can even be because they feel stupid that they have to ask, questioning their own understanding and competence.

This can happen in any situation, by product, by customer, by solution etc. I am going to talk about why a question is never stupid and why at Mastercard, asking stupid questions leads to innovation and excellence.

Eugene Williams
Director, Product Strategy, Mastercard

10:45 – 11:45

Speed Mentoring in Partnership with MOBOLISE

Are you a Black professional looking to progress in the tech industry? Want to supercharge your career? MOBOLISE Mentors in association with UK Black Business Week is offering black tech professionals the opportunity to be mentored by leading figures in the industry in an exciting one-hour speed mentoring session.

11:00 – 11:45

Networking with Recruiter Stands

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch and Networking

12:45 – 13:45

Start Your Career in Data and Analytics
Presented by Lloyds Bank

13:45 – 14:45

CV & Interview Insights with JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a Tech company that does Finance, we will be running a session on CVs and Interviews to give you the best chance of increasing your access to opportunities and your awareness of what makes you standout.

Olu Sowunmi
Vice President, Recruiting
Ashley Horsford
Associate, Campus Recruiting

14:45 – 15:00

Networking with Recruiter Stands

15:00 – 15:10

How to Get a Head Start in Your Career in Technology

Maureen Yaa Edua Biney
Engineer, American Express

15:10 – 15:20

Company Spotlight – PWC

Learn about PWC and the specific opportunities it has for graduates in the job market.

15:20 – 15:30



Black Tech Experience

Event Sponsors:

Capital One


18:00 – 18:45

Registration and Networking

18:45 – 18:55

Welcome and Introduction

Mark Martin MBE
Host: Mark Martin
Founder UK Black Tech (TBC)

18:55 – 19:10

Opening Keynote

Chris S Brown
Strategic Partner Leader UKI, IBM Consulting

19:15 – 19:55

Talented and Ready: Opportunity Within Technology

The number of black talent in technology is increasing. Corporations are investing in developing a pipeline of diverse talent. but more can be done to close the talent gap. This session will look at the acquisition and development of talent in the sector and focus on the channels currently in place or needing to be implemented.


Aji J Bawo
Head of Product in Technology, Tesco


Kelly Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer, Infor

Capital One


Networking Break

20:05 – 20:50

Entrepreneurs Panel

Solving World Problems with Tech 

Technology has come up with solutions to real-life problems in business, society and individual lives. Hear from innovators, as they reveal the positive effects technology is having on our society.

Eric Collins
Eric Collins
CEO and Founding Member, Impact X Capital Partners; Host, Channel 4’s The Money Maker; Author
Pamela Aculey
CEO and Founder, Just Like Me Picture Books
Abadesi Osunsade
Abadesi Osunsade
Founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, VP Global Community and Belonging, Brandwatch
Charlene Hunter
Charlene Hunter MBE
Founder & CEO @ Coding Black Females


Ashleigh Ainsley
Ashleigh Ainsley
Co-founder of Colorintech

20:50 – 21:20

Closing Keynote and Q&A

Building a Career Without Titles

June Angelides MBE
June Angelides MBE
Investor, Entrepreneur and Speaker.

21:20 – 21:25

Closing Remarks and Networking